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Searching for the roots of jazz,
This review is from: Zep Tepi Randy Weston African (Audio CD)
Randy Weston has spent over 50 years connecting the dots between jazz and its African source material. Now in his 80th year he's returned to where he began - as pianist in a jazz trio. However, he's maintaining his anthropoligical view by linking up with a percussionist using African instrumentation, instead of a traditional drummer, something that lifts thematerial on up.
The best piece of the lot is the opening number, "Blue Moon" which simply sparkles. But there are plenty of other highlights with the delicate "The Healers" and the funky "Portrait Of Frank Edward Weston" running it close.